Trinity University’s Coates Library and the Texas Digital Library are pleased to announce that we are organizing a 5-day Digital Preservation Management Workshop (DPMW) in the Summer of 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dates: Sunday, July 22, 2018 (5:00 p.m.) – Friday, July 27, 2018 (12:00 p.m.)
Location: Trinity University, San Antonio
TDL Member Tuition: $875 USD*
Non-TDL Member Tuition: $1000 USD*
*includes instruction, class material, breakfasts, lunches and breaks, an opening reception on Sunday, July 22, and one group dinner.
Lodging on Trinity campus (optional): $162 USD total for the week (Sunday check in- Friday check out)
Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/F9Vq1tEKc4pY9dAt2
Deadline for application is December 1, 2017.
The workshop will be led by internationally recognized digital preservation experts: Nancy McGovern (Director of Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries) and Kari Smith (Institute Archivist and Program Head, Digital Archives, at MIT Institute Archives), along with guest instructors and a featured keynote presentation.
The Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series presented since 2003, incorporate community standards and exemplars of good practice to provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. The goals of the workshop are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets in an age of technological uncertainty.
The workshop includes interactive presentations, group discussions, exercises, individual assignments, and a keynote presentation by an expert in digital preservation. Workshop attendees explore the range of components needed to develop an effective digital preservation program. Workshop materials include action plans for organizations to complete when participants return to their institutions. Action plans result in organization-specific plans that incorporate technical, financial, organizational, and policy aspects encompassing the full lifecycle of digital objects. The workshop focuses on strategies for organizations to implement now, while research and development goes forward in creating longer-term solutions that can be incorporated into the program framework.
Workshop curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest community standards and practice. The workshop begins with the premise that you are managing digital material and therefore does not specifically cover digitization except in ensuring the quality of digitized and born digital content to be preserved.
As a prerequisite for the workshop, we ask participants to work through the Digital Preservation Management Tutorial – a free resource for anyone interested in learning the foundations for digital preservation and as a starting point for advanced discussions. For more information about the DPM workshop and DP Tutorial please see: http://www.dpworkshop.org
Application is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9Vq1tEKc4pY9dAt2
Application does not require a deposit nor does it imply acceptance. After the organizers have reviewed your answers, TDL and Coates Library will contact you regarding final registration and payment. Please apply by December 1, 2017 to reserve your spot!